The U. Department of Defense is investigating hundreds of Marines who used social media to solicit and share hundreds — possibly thousands — of naked photographs of female service members and veterans. Since Jan.
Photo by Jovo Jovanovic via Stocksy. An investigative report published this weekend offered an unsettling peek at the misogynistic culture women serving in the military have to deal with on a regular basis. According to the story, published on the Center for Investigative Reporting's websitehundreds of Marines stationed across the world are being investigated for allegedly sharing nude photos of female service members and veterans.
Hundreds of Marines are currently under investigation for nonconsensually sharing nude photos of female Marines in a Facebook group. But the investigation hasn't kept observers from blaming the women victimized by their fellow soldiers. Ronald L.
An alleged victim is speaking publicly amid allegations that hundreds of Marines may have shared explicit photos of women to a private Facebook group. A criminal investigation has been launched, and top military officials have condemned the alleged activity. Former Marine Kally Wayne told ABC News that her ex-boyfriend, also a Marine, allegedly shared a sex tape they had made together to the private group Marines United, forcing her into at least a year of harassment.
The Marine Corps Timesan independent newspaper focusing on issues involving the service, published an internal Marine Corps communications document with talking points about the issue, describing the social media network as a closed Facebook group with about 30, members. The network solicited nude photos of female service members, some of whom had their name, rank and duty station listed, the newspaper reported. A Marine Corps spokesman told the newspaper that military officials are uncertain how many military personnel could be involved.
Please refresh the page and retry. Along with identified female military members were some unidentifiable women in various stages of undress, and the posts included obscene comments about some of the women, officials said. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is now investigating.
The US Marine Corps is investigating a veteran's allegations that military personnel and other veterans distributed nude photos of female colleagues and other women as part of a social media network that promotes sexual violence. Marines perform a 21 gun salute before the start of the annual Veteran's Day parade in New York, Wednesday, November 11, Credit: Seth Wenig.
The U. The Marines' top general, Commandant Robert Neller, did not directly comment on the investigation. Following the publication of the article, he and his family have been reportedly receiving numerous death threats.
The Marine Corps has launched an investigation into a report that Marines distributed naked pictures of Female Marines on a website that promoted sexual assault. Marine Corps personnel involved in the investigation have not commented. The private Facebook group had 30, members, both active servicemen and Veterans.
The Facebook group Marines United, which has since been taken down, had among its members nearly 30, active duty and retired Marines, who reportedly posted nude and semi-nude photos of their female counterparts, along with their full names and ranks. The scandal took a turn for the worse yesterday when it was discovered that the practice of sharing lewd photos extended far beyond one secret Facebook group. The BBC discovered a military message board featuring hundreds more nude photos of servicewomen from several other branches of the military.